Witte Museum

San Antonio, TX




Blooming Texas!


The Witte Museum is hosting through Fall of 2000 the "Blooming Texas!" exhibit, which features a bounty of spring wildflower scenes painted from the late 19th century to early 20th century from the Witte's renowned Texas painting collection. From bluebonnets to cactus blossoms, "Blooming Texas" features flowers that are guaranteed to stay fresh throughout the season. (left: Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922), Bluebonnet Field, 1912, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, Gift of the estate of Grace Irvin Gosling, Witte Museu, San Antonio, TX)

According to www.texasartgallery.com, "The exhibit features many of the winners of the Davis competitions, including Arpa's "Verbena" painting and many others.  Also featured are several works by Salinas, Wood, McGill, Hohnstedt (1929 -"Evening Shades"), DeYoung, Onderdonk, Cartwright (1929 - "Wild Poppies"), Taylor and some very nice Dawson-Watson cactus paintings. The exhibit has brief bios of the artists and is a rare chance to see all these very nice paintings in one exhibit."

"Blooming Texas" also includes Texas pottery and folk art highlighting the spectacular wildflowers of the state. Free with museum admission.

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